Sunday, July 02, 2006
Join Me at Lebowski Fest
I met a few bloggers living in Vegas. Sure, none of them were there specifically to see me, but they did fit me in to their busy schedules of drinking alcoholic beverages out of plastic replicas of the Eiffel Tower and dodging illegal smut peddlers.

That sound you hear in the background is my meeting other bloggers coming to a screetching halt. I live in Louisville now, and unless someone out there is in Future Farmers of America or is working a booth at the Farm Machinery Show, business won't be bringing them here any time soon.
Unless......you come to Louisville for The Fifth Annual Lebowski Fest!!!

What is Lebowski Fest? Simply a two-day celebration of the 1998 Coen brother's film The Big Lebowski, that's all. Every year, thousands of people from all over the world attend this festival to bowl, listen to kick ass rock music, drink A LOT, and drink some more.

No, I'm not making this up. Go to www.lebowskifest.com for proof and more details.

This year's festival will be held September 29-30, with a concert on Friday night and the Lebowski Fest itself on Saturday. But that's just the start of it. The good folks at the Executive West Hotel are apparently cool with drunks running around their property at all hours of the night, so every year they graciously agree to be the official hotel of Lebowskifest. My friends have already reserved two rooms and there will be plenty of floor space available for anyone who wants a place to pass out. If you'd prefer your own room, the Lebowski website will give you details about reserving one.

According to reliable sources, the after-parties at the hotel are a sight to behold. If any of my blogger friends out there would like to experience this, let me know. Tickets to the actual event will be available late this month.

Let us all gather together and party!!!


24 Comments:

Blogger Crystal said...

You know...you're much closer to Memphis, now.

You must come visit. I'll cook something dead. I might even do the broomstick dance whilst singing, "Funkytown". Tell me that alone wouldn't be worth it??

I never go south of Manhattan when travelling east nor will I be around that side of the country on those dates, but I will drink a white Russian in your honor, Dude.

P.S. Cool t-shirts at that Fest and just tell the gals that the Coens based Walter Sobchak on equal parts John Milus and the Todd. You're bound to get hooked up.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

Can we still be friends if I never saw The Big Lebowski?

Blogger miss kendra said...

9/29 is my birthday, and it makes me feel good to know that there will be large groups of people inadvertatly celebrating me.

is that bad?

Blogger myboyfriendiscrazy said...

Aw, you miss tourists!!

Blogger Cold Hands said...

you are going to need to come up with something better to lure me there. like candy.

Blogger yournamehere said...

crystal,
right now I'm extremely poor, but I'll try to get to Memphis eventually.

writepro,
I can understand if you can't make it, but there is more to the East than Manhattan.

pants,
Netflix...Blockbuster...RENT IT! WATCH IT! You will want to come to Lebowski Fest.

kendra,
no, it's not bad. I'll think of you as I'm puking on someone's shoes.

mbfic,
I guess I do. I love giving directions and taking pictures of Asians.

cold hands,
oh, there will be candy. I didn't think you were interested in my candy, but it's there if you want it, and it won't melt in your mouth.

Blogger Nick said...

Pants made me sad.

Dude. Or Duder. Or the Dudester. Nothing else, please.

"writepro,
I can understand if you can't make it, but there is more to the East than Manhattan."

Shit, I'm sorry, I sound like twice the prick as usual. The In-laws live on Long Island and New Jersey, so we make just one big trip each year because that's all that we can afford.

I'm not discounting the rest of the Eastern Seaboard or the South, and I apologize profusely. If I ever come across more than the scratch I make, I'm coming down to Louisville and treating to brandy and gals named "Brandi."

Damnit! If I didn't have thesis stuff due around that time I would certainly trek to KY to enjoy Lebowski Fest. Sounds like a giant photo op waiting to happen.

Blogger katarina said...

You know I can't afford it.
I've never seen that movie either.
Does it involve porn?
I like porn.

Blogger MollyNormal said...

God, I love that movie. The number of excellent lines is completely endless!!

"Nobody fucks with the Jesus!!!"

"This agression will not stand, man!"

"Do you think the carpet pissers did this?"

"Mr. Lebowski is in seclusion in the west wing."

"Donnie, you're out of your element!!"

"You guys aren't privy to all this new shit!"

Todd - you realize you're only six hours away from me now. Six hours is a good little weekend trip!!

Blogger Cold Hands said...

ha.

Kat, I didnt know you love the porn.... hmmmmm.

Blogger Blonde said...

I could like this....

Blogger tlsd said...

oh goody... I lurrrrrve that film.
do you have a bowling shirt I can borrow?

I've always aspired to be Maude Lebowski... you could be the Dude... we could renact that scene... well ok I'm not that heartless... but I can do a headstand.

;0p

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Blogger IndependentGrl said...

Todd, I have been told great things about that movie, but this came from a group of guys who quoted Swingers all night (which is a total guy movie)...but since you have recommended it, I am off to snatch it from my sis this weekend.

Blogger Jo said...

I'm not sure the Lebowski fest is really my thing, but I was planning on stopping by Louisville on my way to Michigan in August. Can you recommend a strip club?

Blogger yournamehere said...

nick,
yes, once again.

john,
the dude abides.

write,
it's all good. I've never been to the Pacific Northwest, and it isn't because of not wanting to visit. Also, I lived out west and only got to southern California even though I loved Northern Cali when I visited. Once again, time and money were factors.

andi,
did you see some of the photos from the website? And that doesn't even include the hotel parties.

kat,
if you come visit me, porn will be involved.

molly,
so I can count you in?

cold hands,
all I get is a "ha"?

blonde,
you should make the trip.

tlsd,
it's a long way from England, but of course you're more than welcome.

indie,
let me know what you think of it.

jo,
if you come through Louisville, I'll take you to a great strip club.

Blogger Flounder said...

Man, I'd love to be there, but that weekend is the Tommy Boy-fest in Sandusky, OH and my wife and I have been saving all year to attend. It hasn't been the same since Farley rolled a seven, but it's still a pretty good time for all.

Well, maybe next year.

Blogger FRITZ said...

omigosh i just watched that movie for umpteenth time, so, like, i'm there in spirit, and stuff.

because.

the dude abides

Blogger yournamehere said...

flounder,
are you MOCKING Lebowski Fest? For shame.

fritz,
in spirit? You and your future hubby should show up in person.

Blogger The Lone Rangers said...

Where the hell IS Kuntucky?? Seriously though The Big Lebowski, is a great movie, but would it be one big sausage fest?

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